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Washer machine shakes when it spins and sounds like a helicopter landing- is not out of balance- and is leveled

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Sounds very like the bearing are gone i am afraid not good news its quite expensive to replace them if your machine is splitable

Posted on Oct 15, 2014

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SOURCE: WAY too much shaking

Take out the four "shipping\travel" bolts in the back of the machine. Read the manual- it will tell you how to do this. John

Posted on May 29, 2007

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First unplug the machine, now take off the front panel, two screws at the bottom of the front panel, front panel swings up and off.

check to make sure the six springs are still in place.

Under the tub is bearing housing between the tub and base usually white in color, under this is a plastic ring, does it seem to float easily when you move the tub. it could be broken. Also look around for loose or missing screws.

If all seems fine, make sure you have all four rubber feet on, level machine, in the front first side to side, then pull machine toward you to bring rear legs off floor, these are self leveling, have someone assist and make sure they are not stuck, use a pliers and break loose if they are. So with the machine on its front feet and the back feet off the ground set the machine down on all four feet check level front to back adjust as needed on the front legs. You should reset rear legs as you adjust the front. now with machine level tight the nut between the front legs and the base locking them.

This should help, if machine still shakes it could be the balance ring, has lost if solution its filled with a salt water solution, the hard part is you need to find it under the tub cover. we will go into the detail if we need to. ask more questions later

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Washer shakes violently when spinning at high speed.

is the washer level and on solid surface both will cause machine to dance

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool washer machine shakes badly when cycle

The problem could an improper leveling of the machine.Also could be bad drum bearings or even damaged ones because of the previous heavy spins.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: spin cycle is off balance washing machine is

i dont believe it is the agitator per say. Assuming this problem has just started and doesnt have transportation bolts still attatched. Two conditions cause the imballance. 1)(if unit is a top loader) Check if all 4 shock absorber springs are well lubricated and not sticking. 2)A more involved problem which often happens, Underneath the washer, is the drive motor. on the motor, is a round pulley. this pulley needs to come off and strip further until you see a long spring. If it is not broken, clean it up using a solvent and a rag. reassemble and test. (if spring is defective, it will slip instead of grip on a spin cycle.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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I assume that the shipping screws were removed before using.
If they were, then make sure washer is level at all points.
The load you refer too, could well have gone out of balance, and this could cause it to move..
If noise still persists, then I would call them back again.
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If this sound starts slow and gets faster till its helicopter sounding you probly have a verry worn spot on the drive belt when that spot goes around the pully it will thump the faster ti spins the more frequent the sound If you tilt the washer back you should be able to see the belt to examine it if this the problem
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WAY too much shaking

Take out the four "shipping\travel" bolts in the back of the machine. Read the manual- it will tell you how to do this. John
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